Tbh, even if youtubers start covering LFS, the community won't grow any bigger.
The issue is that people want material, and with development this stagnant, you won't see new customers.
What if you were to buy LFS, and someone told you the VW Scirocco was announced 9 years ago, and it was never delivered?
Would you spend 36£, or even 24£, when you have alternatives like Assetto Corsa?
Thanks for this comment and in fact some sort of mini update on what's going on behind the scenes.
LFS still is a great game and will be around for a long time to come, no matter what others will keep saying about it.
I still enjoy the ride and all the possibilities LFS offers me, so thanks for all the hard work Scawen, Eric and Victor.
while everyone is entitled to an opinion that works both ways, now looking at your stats i would reckon that no matter how often the updates you would not be happy or drive, you have drove little to no laps on most variations of car or track. Even without a tyre update lfs has plenty to offer that you have not given a chance
I love this news but there is a problem Scawen
there are many players if not much of them of LFS that are playing of average computer, for example until my case, game 50-80 fps and if there are those graphs and that there is not that one that could be like LFS is now I will not be able to able to play it.
And I know cases that are worse than me and who reach 50 fps in the minimum
If you have any English errors, I'm sorry, I'm not very good
Don't worry, I'm sure the devs are doing everything to ensure compatibility and great performance on older systems as well - as optimization has always been a priority. Also, it never hurts to take a step forward in terms of graphics, or anything else.
EDIT: oh and as Scawen said, please stick to the topic, this is a thread for LFS in the news.
Yes it is true, an important thing to have in LFS was more varied of classes and clues also correct some things.
For example you would like to see a RB4 in GTR version, to be able to choose, for example, the traction of the cars we want in them (for example, XRT with 4x4 in pits) to be able to pick up a Turbo for example and to use race tires as a GTR and use in the car (as it is done in the tweak but in the LFS itself), to be able to choose tires from the pits that we want to get out of the pits to the track (as in counter mode), duration correction of tire changes in pits and if you go to pits give too much time just to change tires and that makes all the difference in a race)
Another more important thing would be track scratching, in which either competition would be a real difficulty, are many of the issues that make a difference in SimRacing simulator
Well, we can not forget that Rally communities (Rally even non-rallycross) already grow up in the LFS, perhaps more so than race itself.
I at least as big in love with LFS and SimRacing I think this would be important to also have in LFS
This was really good for all LiveForSpeed players !!!
The less weigh a simulator as the LiveForSpeed is better, because in my openião LFS is a complete simulator and there is no better !!
Just need a little news and something different, for example why not bet on the communities of Rally's? try to renew rest of the clues as happened with blackwood ?
Imagine the city circuit as Blackwood circuit, it was real success !!!
Been loyal to lfs since 2007. Even bought a 2nd license to support the devs. But soon 1.5 years since last update just doesnt cut it. One of my favourite sims physics wise, but the lack of content digs the games grave. Rip LFS. It was fun while it lasted.
Ty to scawen and the team for the great times and a great sim. Was a big part of my youth
I am still working on graphics code (mainly optimisations at the moment) and need to get onto the tyre physics code and then the packet encryption. Eric still has more tracks to update. So it's still quite some time yet.
I don't expect we will do that until nearer the time when we have some idea of when it will be ready. Otherwise we will be heavily attacked for hype and it will not be fun at all. I know that most people don't do this but some do and then there is bad feeling and it all gets ugly and demoralising. At the moment we are working very hard and that is the main thing.
EDIT: If you'd like to imagine what it looks like, it's the same LFS but with better lighting, shadows and nice subtle shine effects and updated textures on the roads and many other surfaces. Eric can now add specular effects and he is making good use of that.